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botanical name:
Skimmia japonica 'Tansley Gem'
Skimmia japonica 'Tansley Gem' © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Rutaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Low, mounding habit. Leathery green leaves. Clusters of red buds in winter opening to fragrant white flowers in spring. Female clone producing abundant, long lasting, bright red berries.

Moist, well drained, humus rich soil in dappled or deep shade. Can show signs of chlorosis when grown on poor dry soils or in too much sun.

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